JTCLT, December 2013 Issue

Dear CLTA colleagues,

We are happy to announce the publication of the December 2013 issue of the Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching (ISSN: 1949-260X), which can be accessed freely at http://www.tclt.us/journal/. Its table of contents and the editorial board of JTCLT are included below for your reference.

Please feel free to contact the Journal at editor@tclt.us if you’d like to make a contribution. The guidelines for manuscript submission can be found at http://tclt.us/journal/authors.php.

Have a great and wonderful new year of 2014!

JTCLT editors

January Newsletter

Dear CLTA Members,

Happy New Year!   The first issue of the CLTA Newsletter in 2014 (click this link) is now ready for you to view.

I hope that in this issue you will be able to find the conference that suits your need, the employment opportunity that may help to start or further your teaching career, the program you can attend for your academic and professional pursuit, the grant or award you can apply for, or the teaching materials you can look into and adopt in 2014.

I would like to thank all the contributors for your input for this issue.  I would also like to thank my predecessor, Prof. Tianwei Xie, for his great help.

The next issue will be out in May.  Your contribution to the next issue is welcome and can be sent to<clta.newsletter@gmail.com> or to me at <jyin@uvm.edu> directly.

Have a happy and healthy new year in 2014!

John Jing-hua Yin
CLTA Newsletter

2014 Annual Meetings!

Two important announcements from incoming CLTA President Prof. Hongyin Tao and the Board of Directors concerning the CLTA Annual Meeting for 2014:

             1) We will continue to host the official CLTA annual conference with ACTFL. In 2014, it will be in San Antonio, Texas, on Nov. 21-23, 2014. For this, I ask that you submit your  proposal through the ACTFL website. As a reminder, the deadline for ACTFL proposals is January 15, 2014. For more information, visit the ACTFL convention website at:  http://www.actfl.org/2014convention-expo.

2) With ACTFL’s understanding, CLTA will host a smaller scale event to address our need to reach out to the regional association members. The CLTA meeting on October 25-26, 2014 will be a one and half day event at  Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. It will be called the First CLTA International Symposium on Chinese Language Teaching and Learning. More information about the symposium will be available on the CLTA website at: http://clta-us.org.

Newsletter Submissions

Dear CLTA members,

I am writing to you as the new editor of the CLTA Newsletter. First, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Professor Tianwei Xie, my predecessor, for his dedicated and hard work in the past 10 years. Based on the excellent work he has done in all these years and with his kind assistance during the transition period, I will try to continue to serve you well.

Now, I would like to invite you to submit your recent publication information, conference announcements, brief reports on recent conferences, web site or software recommendations, or other news related to our field for our next issue of the Newsletter, which will be published in January, 2014.

Advertisements are also welcome. Ad rates are $100 full-page (6Wx8H), $50 half-page (6Wx4H), and $25 quarter-page (3Wx4H). Please submit your materials by December 16, 2013. Both PDF and JPG files are accepted for ads.  Please be sure that your submitted version is the final one.

Please send your news contribution or ads to clta.newsletter@gmail.com. Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.


John Jing-hua Yin

CLTA Newsletter

2013 Annual Meeting Program Updated

The CLTA Annual Meeting Program has received an update with corrections and revisions. Download the 11/10 revision from the Meeting page.

Newsletter September 2013

The September issue of the CLTA Newsletter is online now. This issue contains 2013 CLTA Annual Conference Program. Please use http://www.flipdocs.com/showbook.aspx?ID=10009068_631796 to view, download or print the issue. You can also use  CLTA Newsletter website http://clta-us.org/newsletter/ to find all back issues.

2013 Meeting Program Updated

The CLTA Annual Meeting Program has received an update with corrections and revisions. Download the 8/31 revision from the Meeting page.